Line cut: Phones, Internet out in downtown Rockingham

Service to be restored by 6 p.m. 

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — Two AT&T technicians were hard at work late Friday afternoon attempting to repair a phone and Internet cable that serves the 200 block of East Washington Street.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

The cable was accidentally cut early Friday afternoon while work related to the new deli and multipurpose building was being done. The Pee Dee Post was first to report in June the deli is to be a second location of The Villager deli and restaurant in Pinehurst. The incident cut services to area businesses, including an attorney’s office, a financial services office and a bank.

Technicians on the scene said service would likely be restored by about 6 p.m., and that their work would take another two hours to complete.

Oakboro-based Carpenter Construction was awarded the $806,831 project, funded primarily by two major grants — $475,000 from the Cole Foundation and $281,331 from the Richmond Community Foundation, with the rest from the city of Rockingham to cover administrate and design-related fees — and is on a 240-day timeline.

The city will own the building, which will be one part deli and restaurant and one part lunch room for school children visiting Discovery Place KIDS.

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